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Athletic Training

Welcome to the MTHS Athletic Training Homepage!

Saboora Deen, MS ATC LAT CSCS                                    

A little about me:

  • Mountlake Terrace is my community. I have an extra bias towards being a part of this school.
  • Bachelor’s of Biology with a concentration in Physiology, University of Washington
  • Masters of Health and Human Performance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • I have a total of more than 20 years of experience in sports medicine, across multiple settings (HS, College, Semi-Pro, Professional, performance medicine, orthopedic clinics, industrial medicine, strength training, nutrition, Seattle Childrens Hospital concussion clinic, and more).


    3. The state of WA classifies Athletic Trainers as professionals able to diagnose, treat, and release concussions. The only other providers that can do this are MD, DO, PA and NP.
    4. It can take up to 24 hours for symptoms to appear. If it is a possibility that they have suffered a concussion, try to avoid medicating to allow for symptoms to show.
    5. If any of the following symptoms appear, IMMEDIATELY TAKE THEM TO THE ED:
      • Vomiting, vision loss, slurred speech, numbness or weakness in the arms or legs
    6. All clearance notes (unless explicitly stated in the note that it has already been completed) will clear the athlete to begin a 5 day return to play program.
    7. Any questions? Feel free to email at any time.


  • We have a team physician, Dr Hsu, through the Poly Clinic. He reserved same day/next day appointments for our athletes.
  • ALL visits to the doctor require a note to return to play. All of them. Every time. This is a district policy and I cannot allow them to participate without a note of clearance.
  • My schedule is posted outside the athletic training room door. It is subject to change, as athletics schedules change, however it should remain true most of the time.
    • I follow a risk assessment priority of where I focus my time. I love all sports equally. However, because we play soccer games off site, I may not be physically present on campus during all practices/games.
  • If your athlete is injured and I have determined they have a serious injury (a concussion, an injury needing a doctor’s visit, an injury requiring crutches or a brace, sling, etc.) you will hear from me. Otherwise it is likely a first aid approach of see what the next 24 hours holds. In ANY case, feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, comments, etc.
  • A couple wellness recommendations:
    • Hydration: take your athlete’s weight and divide it by 2. They need to be getting at least that many ounces of water in daily.
    • Eat the rainbow. The best way to recover from activity and prevent injuries, cramping, etc is to find your nutrients in whole foods. The least ingredients the better, usually.
    • Energy drinks are not your friend.
    • Gatorade needs to be drank in a 1:2 ratio to water. It is not a “healthy” drink on its own.
    • Remove all screens from the bedroom. Sleep hygiene is important to their everyday wellness.